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Mary's Top 10 with Companions 
We hope you had a wonderful weekend!  At the Yellow Green Farmer's Market this weekend we talked a lot about Companion Planting for natural and organic Pest Control.
Even with Companion Planting, I still use plenty of Diatomaceous Earth!!!
     
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Not sure about "companions,"
Check out Back to the Basics.
Companion
planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit
others when planted next to, or close to one another.
Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest
control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases
they can give a higher crop yield

Check out Mary's Top 10 Crops with Companion varieties!

Tomatoes
Asparagus, basil, bean, Borage, cucumber, lettuce, marigold, nasturtium, onion, peas, peppers
Peppers
Cucumbers, eggplant, Tomato, Swiss chard and squash. Herbs to plant near them include: basil, Borage, oregano and rosemary.
Beans, corn, cucumbers, icicle radishes, melon, onions, pumpkin, Borage, Dill, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Oregano
Beets, brassicas,Carrots, celery, chards, corn, Cucumber, eggplant, peas and radish
Beans, Corn, peas, beets, radishes, carrots,
Dill and Nasturtiums
Beans, peas, peppers, spinach, tarragon,
thyme and marigold
Radish
Radish,
beet, bush beans, pole beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, melons,
nasturtium, parsnip, peas, spinach and members of the squash family.
Bean, cabbage family, tomato, onion and roses
Beans, cucumber, melons, morning glory, parsley, peas, potato, pumpkin, squash and sunflower
Planting
chamomile with onions improves their flavor. Other companions are 
carrot, leek, beets, strawberries, brassicas, dill, lettuce and
tomatoes. Intercropping onions and leeks with your carrots confuses the
carrot and onion flies

HELPFUL LINKS:

MAY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Grow Your Own "Medicine"

Using Diatomaceous Earth

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